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Thousands protest rise of xenophobia and hatred in Greece

Thousands of Greeks protested on Thursday evening in the streets of Athens and other cities against the rising xenophobia and hatred after Turkey opened its border gates to thousands of migrants. They held banners reading “Solidarity with Refugees” and “Open Borders.” Πορεία αλληλεγγύης στους πρόσφυγες pic.twitter.com/nCmMGrKvz0 — EFSYN (@EFSYNTAKTON) March …

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Local protesters block 380 asylum seekers from settling in Vrasna hotels

Greek authorities were forced to abandon plans to settle 380 refugees in hotels of the seaside village Vrasna of Volvi Municipality, North Greece, due to fierce protests by locals. Nine buses with 380 asylum seekers, among them many families and children, arrived in the area on Tuesday afternoon. The majority …

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Vilia mob shows the ugly face of xenophobia towards vulnerable refugees

Residents and local authorities of Vilia showed the ugly face of xenophobia towards a group of refugees who were relocated from reception camps to a local hotel. Just two hours after the refugees’ arrival, a mob gathered outside the hotel reportedly hurling stones and petrol bombs, with some to have …

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‘Black Haired Pig’: Greek-Swedish journalist speaks up against racism and sexism

“Black Haired Pig” A powerful and shocking message against racism, sexism and xenophobia from a Greek-Swedish woman who has experienced first hand hate against migrants in Sweden ever since she moved there with her family at the age of six. In a powerful video, Alexandra Pascalidou, 46, a prominent personality …

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